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Mannose binding lectin
Lab code: MBILE
 
Test Synonyms:
Mannose binding lectin
  NOTE: This test is performed at an external reference lab.
Lab:
Chemistry (Sendouts)
Inpatient Req:
Core Lab (#84927)  
Outpatient Req:
Clinical Labs (#83608)  
Specimen:
Gold 5 ml
Result Time:
1 week   Cost: $$$
Reference Interval:
 
Important Information:
Mannose binding lectin (MBL) helps to defend against microbial pathogens by binding to certain carbohydrate moieties present on a range of pathogens and in turn, activating complement via the classical pathway. As low levels of MBL can signal MBL deficiency, testing MBL in patients with recurrent infections may be useful in diagnosing or excluding this deficiency.
Additional Resources:
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